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Nutley School of Music

(973)834-6263 to book your first FREE 30-min private lesson TODAY!

We are now open for in-person lessons at our 2 locations in Nutley and online real-time one-on-one lessons on Zoom. We teach Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Drums, Violin, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Ukulele, & more!

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About Nutley School of Music
Established in 1999, we offer private lessons on various instruments for beginners through advanced students. We also offer classes such as music theory, ear-training, and ensembles in RCMDP assessments, student recitals, audition preparation, solo student recitals, and college prep courses for high school students entering college as music majors. Many of our students will have opportunities throughout the year to participate in performing at our student recitals, local events, and the rock show. All of our teachers are trained professionals who are experienced educators.

Offering quality piano, guitar, voice, bass, drums, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, ukulele, and Rock Band classes in Nutley, NJ.

Proudly Serving the communities of Nutley, Bloomfield, Clifton, Montclair,
Glen Ridge, Belleville, Kearny, Passaic, Paterson, Wallington, Rutherford, Lyndhurst and Secaucus with the highest quality Music Lessons.

Our mission is to provide quality music instruction in a friendly learning environment for children and adults.

We believe everyone can benefit from a positive music-making experience.

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We offer lessons on Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Voice, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, & Tuba.

Looking for music lessons “near me”? We're the top choice for music lessons in Nutley! We'll have the ideal music teacher for you!

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12 Benefits of becoming a

Nutley School of Music student
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1. We offer lessons on Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Voice, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, and Rock Band program at our convenient locations.

We offer private lessons for these popular instruments and programs in our two convenient locations in Nutley.  Save time and money by enrolling family members at the same time. Beginners and additional members of the family are always welcome to start lessons all year round.

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2. Qualified professional and experienced faculty.

We have 25 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance and teaching experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. With multiple music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lessons.​

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3.  We offer music lessons SEVEN days a week and from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday

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4. Over 20 years of experience in the business.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Hundreds of families have trusted our expertise in music education for over 20 years.​ We currently offer almost 600 lessons per week.

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5. Fully stocked lesson rooms!

Our 15 rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, 4 full drum kits in our drum room, keyboards, pianos and more.

All you need to bring is your instrument. (No need to bring pianos and drum sets.) We have invested in building our studio to offer soundproofing and observation windows.​

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6.  Music recitals onsite and our annual rock show performance!

We are one of the only music schools in Nutley that offers recitals several times a year on a Steinway model A grand piano.   Every couple of months, many of our students choose to perform in our  recitals. We hold these onsite at Nutley School of Music on Darling Ave. Trophies are awarded at recitals. Refreshments are served at end of each recital.

Advanced and intermediate piano students perform on a 9-foot Steinway grand piano model D in June every year at the Leshowitz Recital  Hall at Montclair State University, NJ.
Special trophies are awarded to every performer. Special plaques for graduating high school seniors are awarded for their years of dedication and performance at this event.

We also host Rock Show twice a  year, which gives your child the opportunity to play with a live rock band! Our Rock Show is held at Debonair Music Hall, a professional music venue, in Teaneck, NJ.

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7.  Friendly office staff members to help you.

We strive to offer you the best customer service seven days a week.
We have many office team members who are available at the front desk to assist you with everything you need quickly and professionally.
Text us anytime at (973) 667-7155  for a quick reply during business hours.
M-F : 9AM - 8PM, Sat-Sun: 9:30AM - 4PM

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8. Musical Ladder System,  Royal Conservatory of Music examination preparation, college application  and audition prep for musical theatre students.

Musical Ladder System is our incentive program for our students.  They earn a special award and a wrist band for their achievement and  continuing attendance.  The awards and wrist bands are presented every 3 months for the  first 2 years of their study.   Please consult with your teacher!  

Nutley School of Music is a founding school of the RCM examination program, national standard for serious and high achieving music student available for all major instruments. We prepare select few students to participate in the assessment. Participating and receiving certificates for their appropriate levels are often added to their college applications.  (College portfolio/audition audio/ videos can also be prepared at NSM)

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9. Sibling / Family Discounts.

We offer $10 discount every month for each additional family member.  Most families are scheduled at the same time to save time and money.  ​

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10. Instrument rentals available on all major instruments.

We have every instrument ready for rental through a 3rd party vendor. Instruments can be rented for 3 months or 10 months. Payments can be applied for purchase of the instrument at the end of the rental period.    

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​11. Convenient location near Route 3 and the Garden State Parkway (Exit 151).

Due to its central location, our school is convenient and easy to find off of Rt 3 and the Garden State Parkway.  Close to our school, you will find great shopping and restaurants.  We have many students from Nutley, Bloomfield, Clifton, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Lyndhurst, Belleville, Kearny, Secaucus, and Rutherford.​

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12. No Contract.

​Unlike some schools, you do not have to sign a contract for the semester or the year.  You are allowed to withdraw from lessons at any point of the year.  If you submit a withdrawal form by the 15th of the month, you may stop attending your lessons at the end of that month.​

What We Believe


At Nutley School of Music, our primary method of teaching is with one-on-one, private instruction. Each lesson is tailored individually to the way the student learns best. We take into account age, experience, personality, and learning style. We teach ages 5 - adult! It's never "too late" to learn how to play music.

Meet the Directors

The ability to play an instrument or sing beautifully offers a lifetime of benefits. Music lessons also foster a student’s personal, social, and academic development. The Nutley School of Music has made substantial investments in it's facilities and elite faculty to provide an uplifting environment designed to foster creativity, confidence and joy.

If you’ve been told you are tone deaf or uncoordinated, we're here to inform you that everyone can improve their musical skills. We've witnessed thousands of students transform their lives in ways they never imagined possible. We make it our mission to help Nutley students explore and develop their talents, wherever their curiosity and interests lead them.

Kyong Lee & Tom Harney
Nutley School of Music

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Instrument rental

Now you can rent instruments through Nutley School of Music!

Nutley School of Music is proud to be able to provide a new offering to our students—instrument rental! We know how difficult it is to commit to the expense of an instrument when you’re not sure if your child is going to stick with it, which is why we have now contracted with K&S Music to provide an instrument rental program to our students.

​K&S Music provides a rental purchase plan with no obligation to buy.

Customers will begin with an initial rental period, where a portion of the payment goes toward the purchase of the instrument you are renting. You will receive monthly coupons to continue renting before this initial rental period expires.

After your initial rental period is over, you have the following options:

Continue renting to own the instrument on a continuous monthly basis (including summer months) using the payment coupons. The payment less the service charge and tax is the money that goes toward the cost of the instrument. You may purchase your instrument at any time during the rental. If you purchase your instrument during the 1st year of rental, you will receive a 50% discount on the purchase price. If you purchase your instrument any time after that, you will receive a 25% on the remaining balance of your purchase price. If you are interested in purchasing your instrument during your rental period, please call the K&S Music billing office at (908) 790-0400 ext. 10. If you opt not to purchase your instrument, you may do an initial rental period again, however please note at this point you will not be acquiring equity toward the instrument you are renting. You may cancel your instrument rental at any time.  

Contact Us To Learn About Instrument Rentals!

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December 24th - January 1st, 2022

I absolutely love Nutley School of Music. The staff is top-notch and take music education very serious yet know how to make it fun. My son has been going for over a year now and loves it. He’s made remarkable progress in drums and enjoys his weekly sessions like nothing else before. This is without a doubt the best music school around.

Tim B.

All of the staff at Nutley School of Music are awesome. They truly make learning an instrument a rewarding and fun experience.